Researcher biography

Violeta is a PhD candidate in the School of Biological Sciences supervised by Prof. Richard Fuller. She is interested in socio-ecological landscapes and the way humans impact natural environments and biodiversity in urban areas. She is pursuing questions around the ways humans benefit from nature under the current pressures of rapid urbanisation and climate change, with a special focus in countries of the Global South. She is also working part-time as a Senior Research Technician for the Translate project led by Dr. Tatsuya Amano, who is also at the School of Biological Sciences. They are seeking to understand how language barriers impede the application of science in conservation policy and decision making and to assess the importance of scientific knowledge that is available in non-English languages. Before starting these two projects, she graduated with a BSc in Environmental Engineering in Paraguay and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Queensland.